2020 CAEP Annual Reporting Measures
The Division of Teacher Education at Crowley’s Ridge College annually reports the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP) eight annual reporting measures. These measures are used to provide information to the general public on our program outcomes and candidates’ and program completers’ impact on P-12 learning.
Below are the eight CAEP measures and links to supporting evidence for the measures.
Measures of Program Impact
Measure 1: Completer Impact on P-12 Student Learning and Development (Component 4.1)
All candidates” efforts are recorded in a portfolio during their preparation that contains pre/post measures of teaching impact on student learning and development. A new assessment, the Unit Work Sample, is under development and will be used as an additional measure of completer impact. Following the 2018 CAEP accreditation visit, EPP faculty determined that a Unit Work Sample (UWS) was needed to strengthen the teacher preparation program. The following objective was created.
Objective: The teacher candidates will analyze their impact on student learning using direct assessment in the classroom and their ability to make sound, data-driven decisions regarding their teaching practice and student learning.
After researching and visiting colleges and universities that had successful work samples of sufficient scope, the EPP created and provided a draft version of the UWS to the Education Action Committee for review. After its review, the committee approved implementation of the Unit Work Sample.
The UWS is a performance-based assessment tool that allows teacher candidates to demonstrate classroom teaching proficiency. It is composed of seven areas that guide the pre-service teacher to analyze their impact on student learning. Completer UWS data will be available in the summer of 2021.
Measure 2: Completer Effectiveness (Component 4.2)
The EPP demonstrates candidate growth and completer effectiveness based on performances on key assessments that are aligned to the Arkansas Standards, based on InTASC. All candidates must pass both the state required Praxis Content Exam(s) in their content areas prior to the culminating clinical experience as well as the Praxis Principles of Teaching and Learning Exam prior to graduation. Data from previous employer stakeholders meetings as well as informal conversations with employers suggest that administrators from nearby school districts’ prefer to hire our candidates upon completion of clinical teaching due to the high levels of employer satisfaction of candidate performance, quality, and efficacy in their classrooms. Completer teachers are evaluated based upon the Arkansas Teacher Excellence Support System (AR-TESS). Ratings are provided ranging from below basic to distinguished. All candidates complete Professional Growth Plans that include a pre and post assessment of student teaching.PGP_Plan_Example_Field_Student
Measure 3: Employer Satisfaction (Component 4.3 | A.4.1)
The EPP utilizes employer surveys that are administered each year to school administrators in which completers currently work. The survey is aligned to InTASC and measures the school administrators perceived level of preparation of the completer within numerous components that are tied to the Danielson Framework for Effective Teaching. To augment these data the EPP conducts stakeholder meetings and focus groups with employers to gauge their perceptions of and experiences with the EPP’s completers. These additional pieces of data are utilized to enhance the survey data by providing a richer explanation of how the EPP’s completers are doing in the field. These data are then utilized by the program coordinators to make suggestions and improvements to the program as a whole.
Measure 4: Completer Satisfaction (Component 4.4 | A.4.2)
To allow for further comparison across the standard, completers of the EPP are also identified and asked to complete a survey regarding their preparation. The survey is aligned to InTASC and measures the completers’ perceived level of preparation within numerous components that are tied to the Danielson Framework for Effective Teaching.
Measures on Program Outcomes & Consumer Information
Measure 5: Graduation Rates
Graduation Rate Data for each academic year from 2014-15 to 2019-20 for the EPP’s completers.EPP Passage Rate Spreadsheet - Sheet1
Measure 6: Ability of Completers to Meet Licensing Requirements (Title II)
Praxis PLT scores, from the academic years 17-18, 18-19, and 19-20, exhibit longitudinal stability with mean scores within the ETS’ national average range. The Praxis II Elementary Education Exam subscores also exhibit this same stability with all semester means falling within ETS’ national average range. The Praxis II Health and Physical Education exam’s mean scores also fall within normal ranges with the exception of scores recorded over one particular semester. During this semester, only one candidate attempted the exam and, unfortunately, the candidate did not achieve a passing score. Of the 12 completers finishing the EPP’s program during the 17-18, 18-19 and 19-20 academic years, the EPP can confirm that 11 of the 12 (92%) have been licensed as certified teachers.TwoYearsPraxisScores - Sheet1
Measure 7: Ability of Completers to Be Hired in Education Positions for Which They Have Been Prepared
Of the 12 completers finishing the EPP’s program during the 17-18, 18-19 and 19-20 academic years, the EPP can confirm that 11 of the 12 (92%) have been licensed. 100% the licensed completers are currently employed as teachers or are pursuing a graduate degree.
Please see the attached Arkansas Department of Education’s Educator Preparation Provider Reports for the EPP for the 2014-2020 Academic Years as evidence of the ability of our completers to be hired in the state of Arkansas in educational positions for which they were prepared.
Measure 8: Student Loan Default Rates and Other Consumer Information
The following links provide information for this measure by providing catalog information, cost information and the most recent information about student loan default rates.DOC043021-04302021092032
Accreditation Decision and Action Report
In accordance with Standard 5.4, a copy of the decision letter and the action report are below. The EPP has been granted Probationary Accreditation until it resolves the following stipulations:
The EPP does not have a plan for engaging stakeholders in co-constructing mutually beneficial P-12 school and community arrangements. (Component 2.1)
The EPP does not have a plan for engaging stakeholders in co-selecting, preparing, evaluating, supporting, and retaining high quality educators. (Component 2.2)
The EPP does not have a plan for engaging stakeholders to design clinical experiences of sufficient depth, breadth, diversity, coherence, and duration to ensure candidates demonstrate developing effectiveness and positive impact on student learning (Component 2.3)